Wednesday, October 26, 2011

{the start of something BIG..........}

{I hope}
my collection started out with just one turquoise pyrex bowl
{the little one in the middle}
and has been growing slowly ever since
I really am hoping that this is the start of something  
these colours look so wonderful together
what are you collecting these days?

Happy midweek my sweet friends

Just for Today.......
Don't be so hard on yourself


Ann said...

Up to this day I still add every now and then to my mug collection... Oh I've been doing it for years.

Your collection is wonderful,
I am loving the colors
and I love Pyrex products, I might have gotten it from my Mom.

tinajo said...

Just globes - and I only have three... I plan to make the collection grow though, as long as I can find some lovely globes. I don´t like them too bright so it´s not always that easy..!

Will email you as soon as I get to it, my evenings have been very hectic these last couple of days.

Anna at the Doll House said...

These colours do work really well together, and very you, if I might say so. Happy hunting for more gorgeous pieces for your collection.


SLR said...

Love your Pyrex collection!
Thank you for the reminder...I need to tell myself that everyday!

Claudia said...

That's a great color combination, Koralee!


Anonymous said...

I LOVE pyrex bowls! The colors are great.

I have a problem with buying too much stationary... haha!

Leanne said...

thoughts...collecting thoughts and pondering. :)
i have to stay away from any shops as i already have toooooo much stuff. i inherited a farmhouse full (Nana's stuff) and all of my Mom's special things too. I am too nostalgic to part with STUFF!
but i do LOVE your new collection...i have some of that too. xo

Lisa Graham said...

Love those colors together! What sweet little dishes.

Not really a collector of anything in particular, but I do love finding this and that at antique shops. I see lots of pyrex bowls like yours at a very large antique mall I go to in west Wichita all the time. Now I will think of you when I see these colors. : )

Unknown said...

absolutely beautiful and sooo cheery!
(hummm... just like their owner)

I love pottery and when I can drink my morning brew out of an earthy rustic gorgeous hand thrown work of creation .. I am happy.

Deborah said...

These bowls are in such pretty colours :) I am collecting bags, have a huge collection ;)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a neat collection...the colors are so YOU!! Not collecting so much these days as I am finding a home for the things I do have!

Love your quote for today!! :-)


birdie blue said...

love your pyrex collection, my friend. you have such an eye for color.


NicNacManiac said...

I think that everything that you touch starts out small and turns into something have the magic touch girlie!! Peace & Hugs xOxO Nerina

Helen Philipps said...

Such pretty colours, and the bowls all look so lovely stacked together like that. I collect books, and crafty things, fabric, yarn, magazines, china.....and anything with dots on!
Have a happy day, Koralee. Helen x

Anonymous said...

I adore the collection Koralee, your blend of colors are always perfect! Xoxoxo ~Ashley

Dagmar said...

Hi Koralee,
those colors are is great to see a collection grow piece by piece..and those garage sale moments of a great vintage find..I go thrifting all the time and if there is a special size or color..let me know..I will bring it back to BC for you in the spring..There are many wonderful thrifty shops down here in Az where we are for the winter...send me your list!
:) ox

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love your vintage pyrex. I have some of that too. Those colors look so wonderful together. One of my favorite collections is antique printed table cloths. The kind from the 40's -50's with flowers, fruit, and whimsical patterns. I'll be getting out the Christmas cloths soon.


Privet and Holly said...

I'm actually trying
to rein in my collecting,
for the moment : )
An exception would be
those little glittered
cardboard Christmas
houses....bought my
first last year and it
will be lonely without
a few more to make up
a tiny neighborhood!
Love the Pyrex. I grew
up with the nesting bowls
in primary colors!
xx Suzanne

Unknown said...

LOVE these, and there colors!!! I just found my first one the other day but it's orange :)
happy day

Hearts Turned said...

I'm afraid we're on the same collecting quest, dear Koralee...I guess it's a good thing we're not hunting in the same neck of the woods, isn't it?! (Although I truly would LOVE to be your neighbor...we could share lots of yummy treats in those pretty pyrex bowls!)

I'll need to show you my collection soon...the very same colors and patterns--with a few different ones added--and one or two soft, pretty & faded light green ones...sigh...!

Wishing you the most beautiful of days, dear friend!


Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...


Love these colours together!


Unknown said...

You must know right where this is going. I"ve Pinned it right into my PYREX Board on Pinterest. But, this is one of my favorites of all I've pinned. Did you know I"m the teal farm couple one from 1957 collector.

flowersandhome said...

What a beautiful collection Koralee! I'd love to collect cups, plates, etc. with flower decorations, old and new. So far I have one Pip Studio cup ;-) Not really a collection yet, I know. As a child and teenager I collected ducks; not real ones ;-) I only have one left now; a very very small one, made out of wood, made and painted by hand, a birthdaygift from my aunt and uncle.

Anonymous said...

i love these colors!!!
i have so much stuff already...
i like to downsize (as in cookbooks)
love the quote for today sweet friend!

Rizzi said...


GardenOfDaisies said...

Very pretty pyrex! I especially love the turquoise snowflake one at the bottom.

Hazel from Hazel Loves Design said...

What a gorgeous collection, I'm collecting red hearts to put on the wall in my bathroom. I really want to find some quality mexican milagro, but so far I've only managed to get tacky examples online :(

Gorgeous blog!!

:) Hazel

It's me said...

Service !!! in 6 colors !!! it call pastel from Regout is from the sixties....and we have 5 cabinets full of it !!..yes we have look out before you started !!! from

Hoola Tallulah said...

So lovely, I love those colours together. I collect stuff without realising I am collecting until I have a big fat ole, um, collection. My unwittingly amassed collections include, vintage bed linens (a shocking amount), beads (even though I rarely use them I still can't resist buying them) and the most random of all... brass ornaments (always animals) which I spray paint white. And oh so much more random stuffs... I think I need a clear out. Anyway, you are the master of display, when I finally get my own house back Ima ship you over to style my house, hehe.

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

love : )_

Unknown said...

Oh, dear, I have been collecting orders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So much sewing to be finished...
Love the colors you put together!!

La luz del norte said...

Nice picture, as always!!!

Collections... Where to start? Hm. Suddenly I just found myself collecting spanish dolls. Take a look here:

I'm also found of things from "Figgjo" (, especially things from the fifties and sixties.

LOve the colors in your pictures!

Solrosa :)

Unknown said...

ooohhh im loving your collection such gorgeous colours ;-)) Im not really collecting anything at present. Enjoy your week, dee xx

Vintage Home said...

OH just the happiest collection......

Kathleen Grace said...

These bowls are just adorable, I love the cute colors. What am I collecting?...hmmmm Well, I always seem to have room for more dishes (it's a sickness)and super sparkly vintage pins and brooches always top my list. I'm not much of a collector for collectings sake though. A small house and very little display space make sure of that!

Prudence said...

I love these pyrex bowls!! They say "happy" to me!

Pinecone said...

What a beautiful collection. You have a great eye for lovely!!

Rosie said...

Saw a great collection of these pretties at the Fort last week, when I was helping Darby tidy her booth. They are so charming...just like you :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

What a wonderful collection of pyrex bowls and the colours compliment each other so well.
Hope that you are having a happy week dear friend


Maria said...

I love your color scheme of turquoise this week, Koralee! Even your sidebar is popping with the color! I've been browsing on ebay for vintage linens and turquoise / aqua is so fun to find. Usually when that color is involved, the pattern is adorable and instantly makes a smile!
Happy Thursday to you!

scarlett clay said...

An incredible collection already underway! The bowls are beautiful, I bet they make cooking even more fun. :)
I'm always collecting ATC's from around the world in trades..I love saving them in little pocket pages and displaying them at different times.

Hope you have a great Thursday,

Alessandra said...

I am collecting Alessi kitchen stuff, I love it! :-)


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my goodness, these days, all I am collecting is what little SANITY I have left in this whirlwind of WORK! teeeheee...REALLY!

I AM SO SORRY TO HAVE MISSED THIS POST! I am burning the candles at both ends here, and Ineed to re-evaluate my situation. Maybe it is a good thing that i didn't sell on Etsy yesterday....


Palomasea said...

Koralee, hello!

These are such beautiful, happy colors :))
Love them..

- Irina

"Create Beauty" said...


Let's see, I am always collecting more

and can't resist a crown or a bird,


a bird
a crown.....

I am actually going through my stuff a closet at a time and giving away what I'm not using or loving anymore. The trouble is, I am reminded of how much I like something when it's been a while since I"ve seen it.

I have a carload of stuff to donate including some tablecloths.... and what do I buy at an antique store this week? A Tablecloth. But its one that goes with my china and that I will actually use so I justify the process!

it makes sense, right? o dear.

Thanks for stopping by....

~ Violet

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Now this is simply precious...your little turquoise found some pink littl friends.

They play well together sweetie!!!

Your collection is certainly growin'. Do I see little purple offspring in the future??? Heehehehe!!!

God bless and have a most remarkable day sweetie!!! :o) said...

How wonderful these colours look my friend , don't know if I could bear to bake with them , maybe just admire them for awhile. X x

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Hmmmmm, brooches, bags and little figures from Tracy Gallup (see next post!)
Oh, and lovely blogging pals!
fee x
(giveaway over at mine this week...)

Unknown said...

A lovely collection...great colours! I like to collect frames...and fill them with special pictures. I'm also a fan of snow globes like Tina - when I find classical ones, I'm so happy.

fernandflora said...

Oh my! These are so so adorable! I found the same pink one with the white berries and leaves last year at a thrift store and snatched it right up. I'd love to find more. They sell of loads of moolah at vintage stores! Good luck with the collection!

Michaja said...

Love the colors!!!!
Have a great weekend my friend

KaPaworld said...

Hey there Kolaree..(is that your real name? If yes it's wonderfull) I visit your blog becouse I realy like it.I love your few words and your inspired ideas and your beautifull pictures...Your blog gives me a smile and that is important...and I love very dear best friend is Canadian and lives in Edmonton...
Your collection is adorable.Love the colours(sorry for the language and the mistakes)

magie said...

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. I just love your blog, I am a new follower :)
What a stunning collection of pyrex bowls, I really like the colours, the turquoise and bright and cheerful.
I love collecting teacups..I am starting to run out of room though to put them all. Thankfully I can stack them up (leaning towers of teacups!).
Ps: I see that you are from British Columbia, my family is from there, I use to live in Langley for awhile..till moving out here to England :)

francis said...

Do not be so hard on yourself wrote above ! That is something to remember ....
I am learning and life is so so so much better when I do ! When I don't ! When I am not too hard on myself .
When you are young all seems to be about school and diploma's and education .
In my time ..... the most important things were not important at all .
How you see and know yourself , being yourself , be nice to yourself ....
It's never too late !
When someone sends you something really nice with the post and you receive it and experience your own happiness .....that also shows you something beautiful ..... something about yourself accomplished by someone who sees that in you ....who does that for you !
BY SURPRISE we can be surprised !

malia said...

absolutely gorgeous! love the colors xoxo

found and sewn said...

I love them all! great collection

Sue said...

Can I say k-cups for my Keurig? They seem to be filling the cabinets! I seem to be getting quite a few white pitchers in various sizes...I didn't really think of it as collecting...hmm!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

A soft pastel colored pile to enter my weekend too, what else could I wish for. Let's make it a glorious one. Happy hugs to you dearest xo xo xo xo xo

Bring Pretty Back said...

Koralee, I love pyrex!I have just been collecting all sorts of vintage things for the new little house. Mainly kitchen things -and yes! Pink and turquoise pyrex! Love yours.
Have a pretty day!

Elyse said...

hi koralee,

life is just a chair of bowlies, right? what a pretty new collection. as for me -- i seem to be collecting pretty packaged napkins. i'm not even sure why!

happy weekend, cupcake


Unknown said...

OH.MY.GOODNESS. those are to die for ... they ar so "you" koralee ... love them. (and i did happen to notice the little message "don't be so hard on yourself" ... someone said that to me just moments ago. i need to work on that.) have a great weekend! xoxox

Teresa Kasner said...

You should look for Taylor, Smith & Taylor "OvenServe" ramekins in turquoise - they have them in oval and rounds. I have one of each and I just love them!! Love your bowls!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Faded Plains said...

Love the colors too...I bet they look great in your kitchen.